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Poll: How did you find Wetpixel? Please, post your story too! (48 member(s) have cast votes)

How did you find Wetpixel? Please, post your story too!

  1. Google (12 votes [24.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.49%

  2. Other search engine (2 votes [4.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.08%

  3. Digideep (6 votes [12.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.24%

  4. echeng.com (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  5. Link from other site (7 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  6. Link from other forum (8 votes [16.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.33%

  7. Word of mouth (9 votes [18.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.37%

  8. Magazine (3 votes [6.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.12%

  9. Photography workshop (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

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#1 echeng


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Posted 27 October 2005 - 11:02 PM

Hey, guys! I'm interested to know how (and when) you found Wetpixel. Leave your message here... :blink:
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#2 MikeVeitch


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Posted 27 October 2005 - 11:18 PM

Well lets see. I stopped working on liveaboard boats in the Pacific in May of 2004 and discovered the internet!
Was searching for underwater photo contests on Google and wetpixel came up. I entered that contest and started reading some of the threads and decided i could give some good insight seeing as i had done nothing but take UW photos for the previous 5 years...but i didn't know jack about digital other than scanning my slides. This sight became an invaluable resource to me in figuring out how to get the best out of my scans as i had trouble ever getting them to look the same as my glossy, saturated Fuji film.
Ever since then wetpixel has become an addiction and i am honoured to now be a mod!

Thanks for the last 18 months of great community interaction.


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#3 Painted Frogfish

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 11:32 PM

You can thank Jason Heller. He recommended it to the audience at one of his talks at the Celebrate the Sea Underwater Photography festival in Singapore earlier this year.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 12:09 AM

I was searching the web for info on housing and strobe for my Olympus C2020. Around the end of the year 2000 BE ( before Eric ). :blink:
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#5 DeanB


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 12:49 AM

Hi all,

I was looking up all the material I could find about High-Def video on the web and I came across a link to your site. I think it was from either Video Uni or SonyHDV info..

Dive safe

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#6 Drew


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 12:53 AM

Is this public? I was recommended by Frogfish and Craig Jones after videouniversity went downhill.

"Journalism is what someone else does not want printed, everything else is public relations."

"I was born not knowing, and have only had a little time to change that here and there.

#7 curtisleo


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 01:20 AM

I found this site when searching for a housing. Since then, it's been a daily habit to visit.

Wetpixel AA meetings needed...

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 01:43 AM

I think it was from something I read somewhere - possibly Underwater photography mag (the one on the net by Pete Rowlands). I'm a long time viewer but don't get chance to post very much. I love the site though :blink:
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#9 Cerianthus


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 02:37 AM

Referred to from a Dutch uw photo website (cant remember which), and/or the UW-photo mailinglist.

The recommandation was split between wetpixel and digidiver. Wetpixel's interface is much better, so i started posting and reading here initially, and havent looked back.


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#10 ilanbt


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 04:03 AM

An underwater photo competition in digideep was mentioned in an Israeli scuba forum and I follow the wetpixel link in the digideep site here.
Nikon D300 - Sea&Sea Housing
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#11 Rocha


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 04:41 AM

Found on google when searching for info on D70 housings.

Luiz Rocha - www.luizrocha.com
Nikon D800, Aquatica AD800, Ikelite strobes.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 04:58 AM

Went to a digital photography workshop by James and Eric at Seaspace a couple of years ago......
Christa Loustalot

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#13 UWPhotoTech


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 05:50 AM

I found Wetpixel through your affiliation with Digideep.com in January of 2004.
Underwater Photo-Tech, Derry, NH
Phone: 603-432-1997, Web: www.uwphoto.com

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:12 AM

Spring of 2002......I was researching an Olympus c4040 for underwater use and found a link.....as my limited memory serves me :blink:

Karl Dietz...Nikon D200...Ikelite iTTL housing...10.5mm...15mm FE...12-24mm...17-35mm...60mm micro...105mm micro...dual DS-200's

#15 Arnon_Ayal


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:33 AM

At the beginning of 2002 I decided to buy a digicam and housing for it, A friend how was already member here point me to this site.
Arnon Ayal www.arnonayal.com
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#16 randapex


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:12 AM

Spring of 2002......I was researching an Olympus c4040 for underwater use and found a link.....as my limited memory serves me  :blink:



Ditto, did my first photo dive with a rental camera, the film got lost in the mail. So, I wanted to see about buying my own camera. Loved the idea of a digital as I could processs the pics myself.

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#17 mandarinfish


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:50 AM

I came across Wetpixel way back in late 1999 or early 2000 after following the Underwater Photo Webring from my site! That was when David Breitigam (sp?) had it (as Herb would say, BE). I didn't post in the forums, but I would visit the site to soak up the digital news.

#18 tangfish


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:27 AM

I think I came across it on scubaboard

#19 Kelpfish


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:24 AM

Some bastards on another forum said to get the hell off of their list, it was for film shooters only...."go to Wetpixel". Now their list is almost exclusively digi. So here I am. Been two years. Now those two chat amongst themselves, probably swapping spit among other things.

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#20 bobf


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 01:04 PM

anyone remember when steves-digicams had an uw forum? how about when alan cabrera was importing gray market underwater photo gear?..........must have been sometime around late 2000 or early 2001...............anyway, just prior to purchasing my c4040 and ds 50.......and the demise of steves-digicams underwater photo forum........

btw still shooting the c4040............and it's still smarter than me.......:blink:
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